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DROPS 117-48 by DROPS Design
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Knitted DROPS cushion cover with cables in ”Alaska”.
DROPS 117-48
DROPS design: Pattern no X-335

Size: approx 50 cm x 50 cm / 19¾" x 19¾"

Materials: DROPS ALASKA from Garnstudio
400 g color no 02, off-white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm / 32'') size 5 mm/US 8 - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
GARTER ST (in the round): K 1 round, P 1 round.

CABLE PATTERN: See diagrams M.1, M.2, M3, M.4 and M.5. Diagrams show the pattern from RS.


Worked in the round on circular needle. Cast on 172 sts with Alaska on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 and work 4 rounds GARTER ST - see above, AT THE SAME TIME on last round inc 52 sts evenly = 224 sts (inc 1 st after approx every 3rd st).
Work next round as follows: 2 garter sts, M.1 (= 24 sts), M.2 (= 12 sts), M.3 on the next 36 sts, M.4 (= 12 sts), M.1, 4 garter sts, M.1, M.2, M.3 on the next 36 sts, M.4, M.1, finish with 2 garter sts. REMEMBER THE GAUGE. Continue in pattern like this until there are 3 vertical repeats of M.5. Piece now measures approx 47 cm / 18½''.
K 1 round on all sts, AT THE SAME TIME dec 52 sts evenly on round = 172 sts. Finish with 3 rounds garter st and bind off. Piece measures approx 50 cm / 19¾".

Sew cover tog at bottom edge and at the top.


slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P1, K3 from cable needle
Slip 1 sts on cable needle behind piece, K3, P1 from cable needle

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